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HOT SHOTS: Gabourey Sidibe & Zoe Kravitz Do Harper’s Bazaar + Michael B. Jordan, Quvenzhane Wallis & More TOP EW’s “Entertainers On The Rise” List

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Some of our fave YBF celebs (Gabourey Sidibe, Zoe Kravitz, Michael B. Jordan) have all landed in some of the world’s most notable glossies.  Find out why inside… 

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Actresses Gabourey Sidibe and Zoe Kravitz (who co-starred together in Yelling To The Sky) are among the beautiful subjects of Carine Rotfeld’s "Singular Beauties" spread in the September2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.  With photographs shot by Karl Lagerfeld, Carine created the spread collaboration in collaboration with the magazine’s creative director, Stephen Gans.

The photos will appear in all 29 editions of the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, including the premiere Germany and Japan editions "An homage to the diversity of women."  

Since the end of her cable series "The Big C", Gabby has signed on to star in "American Horror Story: Coven" on FX with Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates. Meanwhile, Zoe is starring in "Mad Max: Fury Road" with Charlize Theron

Loves these two ladies.

 

And in Entertainment Weekly….. 

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Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan has landed in EW’s New Hollywood: Entertainers On the Rise issue. And he’s in great company. Academy Award nominee Quvenzhane Wallis, Kevin Hart, Kerry Washington, Condola Rashad and Michael’s Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler also made the list.

Inside the mag, Michael reveals he may star in The Fantastic Four reboot and that he thinks auditions are very awkward.  

”Action auditions are the worst. You’ve got maybe two lines: ‘What’s up, dude? Die! Die! Die!’ and you act like you’re shooting somebody, and you’ve got a rolled-up script as a gun. It’s the most awkward thing ever.”

Ha.  But we’re sure he could pull it off.  Good to see Mr. Jordan, who also starred in Red Tails and on NBC’s "Parenthood", get his due.

Photos via Harper’a Bazaar/EW

First Look: The “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” Teaser, TLC REVEALS New Album DEETS + Michael B. Jordan TALKS Trayvon Martin And “Fruitvale Station” In ROLLING OUT”

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The official trailer for the VH1 original film "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" has been released.  Watch the video inside and get the latest album and performance news about TLC.  Also, see what Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan had to say about Trayvon Martin.

 

Get More: Watch TLC: Crazy Sexy Cool Coming October on VH1, Music News

 

VH1 has revealed the official trailer for the made-for-TV movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (airing October 21). The film stars Lil Mama, KeKe Palmer, and Drew Sidora as Left Eye, Chilli, and T-Boz.  In the teaser, we watch the ladies recreate the videos for TLC’s hits “Waterfalls” and “No Scrubs,” and their resemblance is spot on! 

In other TLC news, the group has revealed the details about their new album.  According to a new press release, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins have re-signed with L.A. Reid to LaFace under Epic Records and will release their album on October 15.

Though the project does not have a name yet, it will feature fan favorites, biggest hits, plus four all-new songs including “Meant to Be,” (penned by Ne-Yo and used in the VH1 Original Movie); and “Posh Life” (produced and co-written Dallas Austin).

T-Boz and Chilli have also tapped Lil’ Mama to perform with them at VH1’s Mixtape Festival in Hershey Park, PA on July 26-27.

Chill spoke about the addition saying,

“For 10 years we have been mourning the death of our sister Lisa, and although we have discussed the option of bringing in someone to perform with us, it never felt right at the time,” said Chilli. “Watching Lil Mama on the set of our movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story reminded us of Lisa’s spirit, and, for the first time since her passing, we felt everything come together in an organic way.”

T-Boz added,

“Lil Mama’s authentic style, although very different from Lisa’s, got our creative juices flowing. By bringing her in, we will continue to keep TLC’s music alive for a new generation of fans. We are thrilled to be writing this new chapter in the TLC story.”

Lil Mama expressed her excitement saying,

“Lisa Lopes was a one-of-kind performer who cannot be replaced,” said the 23-year-old rapper. “I am grateful to Chilli and T-Boz for the confidence they had in me to portray her in the film and to invite me to perform and record with them and pay tribute to her incredible talent.”

What do you think about Lil’ Mama joining TLC on stage?

 

And on magazine racks……

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Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan covers the latest issue of ROLLING OUT where he talks about the similarities between his character Oscar Grant (an unarmed black teen who was murdered by an Oakland cop) and Trayvon Martin.  Here are the highlights:

 

Here are the highlights:

On why he almost skipped an interview due to anger over George Zimmerman’s acquittal:

“I was at the L.A. Dodgers game with my girlfriend,” Jordan revealed to rolling out. “And once the verdict was read, you could see how it affected the crowd. You could see the people in the audience, one person finding out from the next. People were just talking to one another about the verdict. After the game, I had to go to a Q-and-A session for the film. My heart was hurting so bad that I thought about skipping the interview. I didn’t know how to respond or express myself in a manner that I should have. But I sucked it up and went to do the interview. I spoke my peace. But it was hard. To look at the evidence and he’s not guilty, that’s tough. It’s really tough.”

On how he relates to Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant:

It could have been me,” Jordan says of the untimely deaths of Grant and Martin. “Around the time I read the [Fruitvale] script, Trayvon Martin’s shooting had just happened a week or two before. I remember when Oscar Grant died in 2009 and how frustrating it was during that time. And then the Trayvon murder occurred, it was like all of this was happening again. I’m from New Jersey and Oscar is from Oakland, but the same things are occurring. When I was younger, I always hung out with my boys. So we could’ve experienced a situation that was similar to Oscar Grant’s. Being from the inner city, you have to do the best with what you have — even when the odds are stacked against you. People from outside your community may judge you because you may look different, walk a little different, or talk a little different. But, dealing on a more personal level, after I got a chance to get to know Oscar’s story, I saw a lot of similarities between Oscar and I. With the film, I really wanted to give him a voice. It’s kind of fun for me to dive into those characters as well.”

On the impact of Fruitvale Station:

“We hope that we will create something that can stand the test of time,” Jordan says. “As far as opening numbers are concerned, it doesn’t really affect the project. Hopefully, this movie will cause people to make a change on how we look at each other when it comes to violence. I hope it has a positive impact. I hope it’s a project that will be talked about for years and years to come.”
 

See Michael’s photoshoot here:

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Watch the BTS video here:

Fruitvale Station is in theaters now….

 

Photos via Phoenix White for Steed Media Service

CELEBS AT WORK: Octavia Spencer & Michael B. Jordan At The “Fruitvale Station” PREMIERE + Jourdan Dunn On Modeling & Motherhood

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Oscar winner Octavia Spencer joined actor Michael B. Jordan at the premiere of their new film, "Fruitvale Station." See the premiere pics and film trailer inside and see what model Jourdan Dunn reveals about being a single mom and how her mother helps with her son.  

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Oscar winner Octavia Spencer posed for the paparazzi at the New York premiere of her latest movie, Fruitvale Station, last night.  Octavia chose an ivory Tadashi Shoji-designed dress (her fave designer) for the red carpet at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Michael B. Jordan co-stars with Octavia in the film, which is based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a young man killed early on New Year’s Day by an Oakland, California transit officer in 2009.  Michael, who also appeared on HBO’s The Wire and Red Tails, has been receiving a good deal of buzz for his portrayal.  And he’s def a cutie.

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The movie was directed by Ryan Coogler, who won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It’s his first feature film.

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Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. was among the celebs spotted supporting the cast and congratulating Ryan on his brilliant debut.

Watch the trailer here:

The Weinstein Company biographical drama opens July 12th in theaters.

And across the pond……

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During a recent interview with the UK’s Daily Mail, supermodel Jourdan Dunn opened up about her most important job yet….being a mom.  And we love hearing stories of how successful YBF chicks stay on top of their game despite unplanned occurences in life.

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The 22-year-old international beauty gushed to the magazine about raising her adorbale son Riley (shown above with her model besties Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevinge) and the large role her own mother plays in his upbringing.  ‘I’ve got so much going on at the moment and have been going back and forth between London and New York, so my mum looks after Riley when I’m away. It works well.’

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Having her mom help out with Riley also allows Jourdan to branch into other areas outside of modeling, like hosting her online cooking segments.  On the popular web series, she teaches famous folks like Wale how to cook her favorite dishes.

 

The Randomness:

Roland Martin has bounced back after getting fired from CNN.  TV One just announced ‘News One Now’, a live 1-hour Weekday Morning News Program hosted by Mr. Martin himself.  STORY

 

Photos via WireImage/Jourdan Dunn Instagram

BEACH BODIES: NBA Stars Blake Griffin & Deandre Jordan FLEX Their PECS + Montana Fishburne’s “IMPROMPTU” Dance-Off

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LA Clippers stars Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan headed over to Greece for some fun on the beach.  Meanwhile, Montana Fishburne was seen hitting Venice beach recently where she "shook" things up for photographers.  See the candids inside…

 

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Now that basketball season is over, NBA ballers Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan (of the LA Clippers) can travel the world and partake of the fabulous lives that their basketball careers have afforded them.  

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International photographers caught the shirtless duo flexing their pecs among a bevy of beauties on Psarou Beach in Mykonos, Greece today.

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Deandre seemed to enjoy the attention of his admirers as he smoked and popped bottles of Moet.

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And when he realized he was being watched by photographers…..Deandre turned around and offered a two-fingered salute.  

 

And in California…..

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"Former" porn star Montana Fishburne was spotted at Venice Beach with her boyfriend/"alleged" pimp J. Pipes.

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We don’t know where Montana had been cooling her heels for the past few months, but we’ve noticed that she always "manages" to show up at Venice Beach when the paparazzi are around.  And she SURE makes them notice her.

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Yesterday, Montana, in need of some attention and public affection,  showed onlookers how to bump and grind (minus the porn crew).

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Her spontaneous sideshow also included a few dances moves with a local drummer.  

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After her dance, Montana went for a dip in the ocean.  

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And the cameras caught her backfield in motion.

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We wonder if she’s still working on an acting career?

 

Photos via FameFlynet Pictures/INF

WEDDING FAB: NBA LEGEND Michael Jordan MARRIES Yvette Prieto In PRIVATE Star-Studded Ceremony

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NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan (shown above) and his new bride Yvette Prieto were serenaded by Usher yesterday after a star-studded West Palm Beach wedding attended by Tiger Woods, Ahmad Rashad, Scottie Pippen and Patrick Ewing. See photos inside….

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Yesterday, Charlotte Bobcats owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan walked down the aisle, for the second time, to wed longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto during a super private ceremony in West Palm Beach, FL.

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The actual ceremony took place at the Bethesda-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church (the same place Donald Trump married Melania) with 2,000 invited guests.

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Umbrellas were used to prevent cameras from snapping the arrival of the bride.

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Though we haven’t seen pics of the bride and groom, photographers were able to snap the arrival of the bridal party.

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One of Michael’s former rivals, NY Knicks Hall of Famer, Patrick Ewing, was among the high-profile guests.

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Notorious cheater Tiger Woods and Ahmad Rashad, who’s going through a nasty split with Sale Johnson, came out to celebrate their golf buddy’s nuptials. Hmm…we wonder what advice THESE TWO gave the groom during the bachelor party.

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Michael’s former Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen attended with his wife, former "RHOM" star Larsa Pippen.

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And Michael’s mom Deloris Peoples looked great in her ivory mother-of-the-groom suit.

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Photographers and fans stood behind barricades to catch the happenings.

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So how did the guests party AFTER the wedding?  Sources  say Usher was booked to perform at the reception which was held underneath a tent near Michael’s 38,000 sq.ft. home in the Bears Club area of Jupiter, Fla (a town in Palm Beach County).  Commenting about the setup, one source told Gossip Extra,

“Three tents are being put up in his backyard, over the surface of two football fields.  I calculated a total under-roof space of about 600 feet long by 150 feet wide. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve been working weddings for a while. It looks like he’s having about 2,000 people over.”

 

Congrats to the bride and groom…

 

The Randomness:

1.  "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" actor Jeffrey Wright arrested for DWI.  Story.

 

Photos via PCN/Twitter/SplashNewsOnline/TMZ

DRAMA: Injured LA Lakers Baller Jordan Hill SUED AGAIN By Ex-Girlfriend For ASSAULT!

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Injured Lakers baller Jordan Hill has been cleared to suit up for the basketball court.  And he’ll also need to suit up for LA County court thanks to in a new (kinda) domestic abuse case.  Get the deets on both "courts" inside….

 

LA Laker fans…good news for you.  Power forward Jordan Hill (pictured above out to dinner in L.A. last week), who was sidelined due to hip surgery three months ago, has been cleared for practice.  According to ESPN, Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville, Tenn. gave him the clear to being to begin training.  A spokeman for the Lakers estimates it would take another 3-4 weeks of on-court basketball drills before Jordan will be back at the Staples Center for good. 

But in the meantime….

Jordan may need to put on a nice double-breasted suit when he’s called upon to face his ex-girlfriend Darlene Luna.

Earlier today, Darlene, who accused Jordan of felony assault in February 2012, linked up with high-powered attorney Gloria Allred (and we ALL know what that means) to file papers at the LA County Courthouse over their alleged domestic violence incident. 

Darlene alleged a year ago that Jordan left bruises on her legs and tried to choke her out.

According to TMZ, Jordan entered a plea of "no contest" in the criminal suit in exchange for a one-year deferred sentence and a $ 500 fine during the criminal trial a few months ago.  But that wasn’t good enough for Darlene.  So today, she filed a civil suit.

There’s no word yet on how much Darlene is seeking, but when folks hire Gloria….they usually ask for tons of zeros on those checks.

We’ll keep you posted…..

 

Photo via Winston Burris/WENN.com

IT’S NOT OVER: Michael Jordan MIGHT File COUNTER-CLAIM Over ALLEGED Paternity SUIT!

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Michael Jordan and his legal team might have something up their legal sleeves for Pamela Smith, the woman who accused him of fathering her son. Find out more inside….

 

Remember when Pamela Smith stirred up headlines a few weeks ago with talk that Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son?  Though she did her best to gain media traction for the story, she suddenly asked the Fulton Country courts to dismiss the case, leading many to speculate that she had been paid off.

But now, new actions by Michael and his legal team seem to suggest that Mr. Jordan didn’t pay Pamela off!  In fact, TMZ reports that the NBA legend has filed new legal docs asking the court to keep the case open so he can file a counter-claim against Pamela to cover his court costs! OUCH. 

If Pamela didn’t know about the repercussions of filing frivilous lawsuits…she’s gon learn today (in the voice of Kevin Hart).

 

 

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MUSIC & VIDEO ROUND UP: Nicki Minaj & Weezy’s BTS Video For “High School” + John Legend’s “The Beginning” + Jordan Blue/Shorty Da Prince’s “That Aint Cool”

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Nicki Minaj is showing off her flotation devices in the jacuzzi for the BTS footage for her upcoming video for "High School."  Check out Weezy going to the L.A. set (before his seizures), and new music from John Legend and a new video from BET’s Shorty Da Prince…

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Nicki Minaj filmed her "High School" video while parlaying in L.A.  And she’s flaunting that sex appeal she’s come to love about herself lately.  For the upbeat track off her latest album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, Lil Wayne is featured and he also shows up for the video.  Everything was shot before he was hospitalized for seizures.

Check out Nicki and her neon monokini giving that jacuzzi some life in the BTS video below:

 

 

BET’s "106 & Park" host Shorty Da Prince recently dropped a music video as he continues to embark on a rap career.  He raps under the name Jordan Blue, and we’ve got his newest visuals for his track "That Ain’t Hot" below.  Decide if the St. Louis native’s got what it takes to be a rapper in this game:

We feelin’ it?

 

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And John Legend just dropped a brand new song off his upcoming album, Love In The Future. Check out "The Beginning" below, his first single off his new LP.  Is John getting back to the beginnings of what he does best?

Micheal Jordan Paternity Case Heats Up — Alleged Baby’s Mama CHALLENGES Jordan’s Request For Dismissal

And the drama continues with the woman claiming her teenaged son’s father is Michael JordanPamela Smith, the mother of Michael Jordan’s alleged 16 year old son and Micheal (or his reps) just showed up at court today to pursue the paternity case.

 

Deets inside…

 

Both Pamela and Michael/his reps were due at the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta at 2p ET today to pursue the paternity case Pamela has brought in regards to her 16-year-old son.

Pamela has retained famed family attorney, Randy Kessler, whose name is synonymous with several high profile cases of divorce, paternity, custody, and domestic disputes.  And despite Michael seeking to dismiss all charges last week, and accusing Pamela of lying, Kessler is confident that today’s proceedings will not result in the dismissal that Jordan is seeking.

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Kessler tells us that Jordan simply needs to take the paternity test to resolve the dispute.  And he said in a statement on Monday:

“We are honored to have been asked to represent Ms. Smith who has been unable to resolve this matter herself. The vicious statements made in Mr. Jordan’s legal documents will be responded to in her own forthcoming pleadings, but at this time Ms. Smith wants to be clear. Her former husband Mr. Reynolds has not been involved in her child’s life since the divorce in 2005, has never paid support for the child and has shown no interest in the child.

And Pam’s lawyer also struck back at Jordan’s team for accusing her of keeping the child from her ex-husband:

"The claims by Respondent’s counsel that ‘It is troubling that Smith now inflicts measurable harm upon her son while seeking to deprive her son’s father Reynolds, of the rights and privileges of joint legal custody’ are completely unfounded and meant only to disparage her. Our client feels that Mr. Jordan had numerous opportunities to resolve this matter by having a simple conversation with her. If he claims he is not the father, a simple $ 300 saliva test could likely resolve the issue instead of further court or public involvement.”

Hopefully Maury shows up today too….

BEAT IT: Michael Jordan Moves To DISMISS Paternity Suit, Says Legal Docs Prove THE KID Is NOT His Son

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Michael Jordan has released a statement claiming legal documents prove he didn’t father the teenager who’s claiming to be his son. Find out what he said inside….

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Basketball legend Michael Jordan has been splashed across gossip pages in the past week after the 16-year-old son of Pamela Y. Smith (shown above) posted a YouTube video claiming to be his son and then she filed legal paperwork demanding Michael to claim paternity.

Back in February, Pamela Y. Smith, 48, filed suit in Fulton County Superior Court requesting that MJ take a paternity test, pay child support and share medical, dental and hospital costs that are not covered by insurance.

So why did Pam do this now? Apparently, Pamela’s son wants to forge a relatiosnip with his father and for now…they think the legal system is the best route. In a statement released earlier, Pamela’s publicist said, "Pamela had no choice but to support her son and his desire to forge a relationship with his father. That’s why she is now speaking out and prompting Michael to do the right thing."

Not so fast…..said MJ’s lawyers today. Michael and his legal team recently filed documents seeking to dismiss Pamela’s case, claming paternity of her son has already been established.  And MJ is NOT the father.  His legal team told the Associated Press,

"Public records show that the paternity of the child was established in a prior case in this same court many years ago and that Michael Jordan is not the father. He also filed a counterclaim seeking sanctions for the false claims made against him. It is unfortunate that well-known figures are the target of these kind of claims. Michael Jordan will vigorously defend himself and his reputation."

And Michael’s team says Pamela’s suit is a "shameless, bad faith attempt to abuse the legal system."  For now, we guess a judge will decide as MJ and Pamela are set to meet in court for Tuesday, March 12.

We reached out the Pamela’s publicist for a comment….and we’re still waiting.

Womp.

In case you missed it (here’s Taj Jordan’s video):